Employment Law Attorney

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 16 Oct 18

Employment Law Attorney

Company Profile
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management is one of the largest retail broker-dealers and serves the needs of individuals and small and mid-sized institutional clients through a network of approximately 16,000 financial advisors located throughout the U.S.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile
Professionals within Legal and Compliance provide a wide range of services to our business units. They might help to structure a complex and sensitive cross-border transaction; advise on a new product introduction; develop a training program or defuse an investor dispute. They preserve the firm's invaluable reputation for integrity and protect the firm from sanctions with policies and procedures that meet regulatory requirements around the world. They also strive to maintain cooperative relationships with governmental policy makers and the regulatory and self-regulatory agencies that govern the firm's businesses

Primary Responsibilities
- Provide primary coverage for employment law issues arising out of Technology Division including advising on legal issues relating to hiring (including offer letters), discipline, termination, reductions-in-force, compensation, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, overtime, leaves of absence, disability, requests for accommodation, diversity initiatives, workplace safety and workplace violence.
-Manage employment related arbitrations, litigation and administrative matters (EEOC, NYDHR, DOL)
-Prepare and advise on workplace policies and procedures
-Prepare and deliver workplace training
-Assist in preparation of employment related aspects of RFPs
-Assist group management with reporting and other special projects
-Work collaboratively with other lawyers and staff and with other areas of the Firm, including Legal and Compliance, Risk, HR, Corporate Communications and the business units to respond appropriately to issues as the arise


Skills required (essential)
-5-7 years experience advising on employment issues
-Prior in-house and/or financial services experience strongly preferred
-Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills
-Strong oral and written communication skills
-Ability to work independently and manage high-volume case load